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The zero death effect: The growth of fatality-free vehicles

The zero death effect: The growth of fatality-free vehicles

By: Heather Sinchak | June 28th, 2017

Autonomous cars has become a hot topic over the past few years, and now fatality-free vehicles are getting some note-worthy attention. Yes, you read that right – fatality-free vehicles are here. In fact, there are now eleven vehicle models in the U.S…

Is your parts department one of the 3.5 billion online searches today?

Is your parts department one of the 3.5 billion online searches today?

By: Kathy Jambor | February 10th, 2017

More likely than not, I bet your dealership has a fully-functional website and can be searchable in any online search engine pretty easily. But what if someone is just looking for your parts department? It is still as easy? Today…

How to compete with the Aftermarket and win

How to compete with the Aftermarket and win

By: Heather SInchak | January 5th, 2017

In vehicle sales, it’s brand against brand. But in parts sales, it’s a whole different ballgame. As a parts manager, you know you’re not competing against other OEMs – you’re competing against the entire aftermarket industry. The aftermarket has figured…

“That’s just not the way we do things” isn’t how we do things anymore

“That’s just not the way we do things” isn’t how we do things anymore

By: Michelle Brittsan | November 10th, 2016

The title seems confusing, right? “That’s just not the way we do things” is something we hear A LOT in the field from both dealers and shops. But little do shops and dealers realize, they’ve been doing things differently all along…

Amp up your password security with these very simple steps

Amp up your password security with these very simple steps

By: Michael Woolard | October 25th, 2016

When many people describe “security,” it’s usually something physical you can touch or even buy. We think we are safe when we install the anti-virus that claims to catch 99% of known viruses. But when you really think about it…

3 common parts hoarder symptoms that you can rebound from with a killer comeback

3 common parts hoarder symptoms that you can rebound from with a killer comeback

By: Tara Cunningham | October 19th, 2016

Are you – or someone you know – a parts hoarder? Just to be clear, I’m not talking about the “hoarder” who can’t move around their house. I’m talking about parts managers who quietly hang on to slow-moving parts for…